PUTNEY -- Local Americana band Joinery will play at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill on Sunday at 7 p.m., to raise money for local cancer survivor Kirsten Jeppesen.
A $10 donation is suggested at the door. Proceeds will help defray Jeppesen’s expenses from cancer treatments, and a portion will go to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Cancer Support Group.
Colin Blazej, bass player for Joinery, first met Jeppesen around 1991 when they worked together for a local environmental consulting firm. They remained friends over the years, and when he heard this fall of her ovarian cancer surgery and treatments he wanted to help. West Hill Shop had helped raise funds for her expenses as she is an avid biker and cross country skier. Blazej thought if there was a way to get all the people that he and Kirsten knew together it could have a greater impact than just his donation, and music seemed like a great way to make it happen. Billy Straus and Maria Basescu of Next Stage Arts donated the use of Next Stage.
Joinery will be releasing its first album soon. The band features John Pozzi on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Chuck Davison on lead guitar and mandolin, Andy Foster on lap steel guitar and Colin Blazej on stand-up bass and backing vocals.